"It started like this…"


"I left the room, and shortly thereafter, returned to find this…"


Then, the inevitable:

"I asked them if they thought they were auditioning for a calendar."

Well, duh.


Excellent, EXCELLENT work, Victoria R.  See this and other kitteh stories over at her blog.



  1. Yay! I’m [BLARNEY MCPOLITICO AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE] and I love cuteoverload!

    [http://www.squidgrid.com/cute/Glossary.htm#FP – Ed.]

  2. Awwwwww! Snorglepusses! This will last about 1 nap and then it’s back to bunnehkickingks and (play)bities!
    Query: Should these kittehs be considering boxhabs? If yes, should they boxhabs together or separately? What sayeth the Boxhab Guru?

  3. That is just so lovely. Yes, I know it doesn’t always stay like that, but the instinct to cuddle is truly universal.

  4. Awwww, shweet. Didja notice how tortie kitteh reposished to make room for ornj kitteh? My kittehs never ever snorgle. 😦

  5. Is there room for me in the box too?

  6. ThreeCatNight says:

    This is TOO MUCH!!!
    *THUD* (loud noise as I fall to the floor)
    Wait – okay, I’ve picked myself up before anyone passes by here in the office.
    Why don’t my cats do things like that? That’s just too sweet for words!

  7. Codependent box users need an intervention! These are beautiful sweet photos, a lovely snorgle for a Monday morning.

  8. Two cats, one box.

  9. OMG…this is too sweet! I love kittehs that love on each other.

  10. KittehMamax3 says:

    3catnight – yours prolly do this, but are much too fast to be caught. I love walking in when 2 of mine are doing this to see which one can get out of the room faster. It’s as if they are saying, you saw nothing…and you can’t prove it.

  11. is there an internet abbreviaiton for
    “went aaaaw out loud”?

    like awol?

  12. Ahhhhh. That’s how we need to start our Mondays – with a contact cute high. Beautiful kitties and fine photosnappin’.

  13. Bestest Friends FURREVERRR!!

    How sweet;)

  14. Lotsa things on this site make me go splodey, but this one made me go melty. Either way, it’s floor puddlage.

    @ Fifi: I love “awol”! I may have to adopt that one!

    LOL @ Theo. It’s getting to the point that I hope someone uses the dreaded “f-word” because your edits make me snort.

    [ *sigh* – Ed.]

  15. I love the diluted kittehs! It’s funny, I never even knew they existed before this year and now there is a stray torti, calico, and tabby where I live – all diluted. They’re SO CUTE, I love ’em!

    You know, in that second picture, they’re expressions are saying “If you don’t leave in about 5 seconds, you’re going to see some kitty pron!”

  16. omg, too fricking adorable! what kind of cats are they? their faces remind me of a siamese (the new kind–not the applehead traditional)

  17. what precious angels!!! they are so in loooooove!

  18. Ew! No more references to kitty porn. Not because I’m a prude, but because these two are brother and sister. Otherwise, unlike the ’nuffs, I say be as crazy as you want to be! : )

  19. What do you say? It’s only another $25 in checked bag fees to take us with you. We can cuddle up and fit in one suitcase! See..

  20. Totally adorable! I love it! 🙂

  21. These two are now my desktop wallpaper. 🙂

  22. Origamigryphon says:

    Nothing can be said but “awwwwwwwww!”

  23. revolution724 says:

    Knock-down, drag-out fight in 3… 2… 1…

    But for the moment, aww.

  24. look at huggingks!

  25. i love it! i love the IBKC as well! 😀

  26. I want to be the cheese in this kitty sandwich, please.

  27. Awwwwesome pictures. I really, really love the last one in particular, with the eyes closed and all cuddled up, that is pure love!

  28. Those pics belongs to Victoria not Helen.

    they r from her blog about teh kittehs!


  29. And Victoria is not happy. See the link to her blog.

    [Noted. I’ve emailed her and left a comment on her blog post… – Ed.]

  30. I’ll bet that Victoria would appreciate it if you would attribute the words accompanying the pictures to her, rather than “Helen,” as well. They are a very close paraphrase of her post, and simply changing it to “Victoria said” and “Victoria asked” should go a long way to smooth things over, as it would be accurate attribution.

    [Possibly, but I’d rather not speculate; waiting to hear back from her in person… – Ed.]

    I hope this post can stay here, it is adorable!

  31. scooterpants says:

    hmm. still says helens name in the comment-os’
    i know you’re workin on it…

    anywho! adorable! i used to have brother and sister kittehs that were great snugglers just like this.
    and and Victoria, I love the vintage(i think) faux-straw case, hope they dont break it!

  32. That makes sense. Feel free to simply delete my blather.

  33. Brook — nah, it’s cool.

  34. and that’s not a bed, is it? Because you sure could bounce a quarter off of it!

    Agnes and Henry, very British kittehs! Have a spot of tea will you Agnes dear? Why thank you Henry, and would you like a hob nob??

  35. @fifi: How about arol? “awwwed right out loud”

    Those are two very adorable kitties. I love the expression in the third picture.

  36. @Teho:
    [Possibly, but I’d rather not speculate; waiting to hear back from her in person… – Ed.]

    Not cool, not cool. When talking about other people’s work, it is opt-in, not opt-out. Pics should be removed until you have her explicit permission to use them, especially since you claim right to use the photos as you will once you’ve accepted them (see your very own Cute Overload Submissions Contract).

  37. Ellen, I’ve already heard back from Victoria R. & made edits accordingly. It’s only not cool to whoever “Helen” is, and I’m not terribly concerned, since she’s hardly the wronged party.

  38. (also, of course, we do keep up-to-date records about the permissions we have for submitted material; in this case, obviously we’d have to get written permission *separately* before re-using Victoria’s images on, just for example, the 2010 calendar)

  39. so_much_love says:

    It would almost be mercy if CO pulled this post; I don’t think I was made to withstand this much cute.

    although t’is nice to go to bed now thinking sweet kitteh dreams….

  40. My Meezers did this all the time.

    like so- http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/Pyrbaby/Pets/Aria%20and%20Azure/love-1.jpg

    And it was never a fleeting thing…they were joined at the hip, and ALWAYS snorgled together.

  41. that last pic should be banned by dentists and dietitians everywhere.

  42. Oh I hope Victoria lets them stay! They are so gorgeous!

  43. I did not realize there were different and quite distinct levels of “being ded” from the cuteness but i am dedder now that I have ever been before. The cuteness has killed me to Nth degree dead.

  44. except maybe the ostrich… that killed me too, which means now i’m alive again 😀

  45. Sometimes, for a brief, fleeting instant, this happens at my house. It’s like seeing a unicorn.

  46. OMG that’s so sweet! Awww…babies….we had two cats who would snorgle like that all the time. soooooo cute!!!!

  47. Why in a lifetime of having cats, have I never experienced this nirvana kitty scene?

    The closest I come is seeing my husband of 10 years and my cat of 14 years FINALLY sitting on the couch together. It’s been 10 years. Course they are both scooched up at opposite ends of the couch, but it still counts for me.

  48. holy moly, that is just too freaking prosh. I’ve only printed out 2 CO pics in my whole CO life – those two owls snorgling, and these two.

  49. I need that suitcase for my kitty!

  50. How does this even happen? My cats would spend maybe an hour in the remote proximity without turning to fisticuffs.

  51. I luv how marmie’s booteh is hanging casually out the front of the valise.

  52. People. The world would be a MUCH better, more peaceful place if we all spent our time like these cats. Or looking at these cats. Or both.

  53. Marmies + Torties.

    Doing more for your mood than the government since forever.

  54. I love torties! One tried to follow me to school today. (I was walking.) So cute! I kind of started to panic when i got to school, though, because it wouldn’t leave me alone. I’m like, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?! It worked out though.

  55. For those of you who didn’t visit the sender-inner’s blog, the kitties are named Agnes and Henry. The tortie is Agnes and the marmie is Henry. 🙂

  56. We have an orange kitty named Henry, too! It’s a good name on a cat.

  57. Sunstorm (formerly Cool Gecko) says:


  58. Cutest thing ever.

  59. Gail (the first one) says:

    @BerthasPoolBoy: LOL!!! Too right!!!!

  60. There’s circular symmetry about this. Agnes and Henry are from the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, which we all learned about from Cute Overload, and they wind up here!

  61. Totalee Puppy says:

    Theo…Rock on!

  62. Totalee Puppy says:

    You guys are great!…
    ding for “codependent box
    chanpon for “$25 in checked bag fees”…
    turbofloof for “marmie’s booteh.” Sounds like a fun name for a boutique or an antique store. I hope
    scooterpants will run the

  63. Yep, if there’s anything that fits into an improbably small box better than one kitteh, it’s TWO kittehs.

  64. I keep coming back to look at this series. I can literally feel the endorphin rush from all the warm fuzzyness goin’ on! Thank you Agnes and Henry, your cutiepieness makes my heart happy. 🙂

  65. My kitties do this all the time, it’s so sweet! check out my blog for proof!


  66. the orange ones break my heart with cuteness 🙂 I have two orange cats, and they never take adorable naps together!

  67. Boxhab for couples?